Bristol City v Leeds United Report: Leeds United Match Report
Leeds United edged past Bristol City 1-0 at Ashton Gate to keep their newly-found winning form going and jump back to second in the table. Patrick Bamford scored the only goal of the game to seal the three points for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
The former Middlesbrough striker, who scored a brace against West Brom last Friday, was on target again when Luke Ayling found him with a clever knockdown. The aforementioned scorer then had to just complete the finishing formalities to give his team the lead in the ninth minute.
Despite failing to add to that opening goal, Leeds were controlled in their possession game and not gave enough chances for Bristol to strike back.
Pablo Hernandez and Tyler Roberts missed good chances for the away side, while Famara Diedhiou spurned a great opportunity for City to equalise at the stroke of half-time, when he took a heavy touch instead of shooting.
In the final 10 minutes, Leeds’ slender lead was chased more vigorously by Bristol but they couldn’t find a way past Liam Cooper and Co.
This result puts Bielsa’s men in second spot and back in the running to finish in the automatic promotion places.
Here’s how their fans reacted after this victory:
Hello? Is that the Premier League? We’re on our way. pic.twitter.com/qtdVaZxF4j— John (@garn1984) March 9, 2019
Scrappy but a win is a win is a win— Tomi Oladipo (@Tomi_Oladipo) March 9, 2019
It might not have been pretty, but the 3 points are beautiful ⚽— Karl (@McShanski) March 9, 2019
In the end we got what we came for 3 points that’s all that matters safe journey home everyone #MOT— gooddoctor💙💛 (@gooddoctor79) March 9, 2019
This is where we dig in and get the points. Nobody gives a toss if it’s stylish or not…moving away from the chasing pack, blades is a massive game…— Dj hunt (@Djhunt1965) March 9, 2019